Travel Blogs from Portonovo
... we could do with you here Gareth! We went to the gym early this morning but half the ship seemed to have the same idea - it was crowded to say the least - maybe we need to choose a different time. This afternoon we were surrounded by a huge pod of dolphins- but needless to say as soon as Brian got his camera set up they disappeared! I did manage one shot ...
First formal 'doo' last night, it was an excellent night, we have Bob Champion on-board at the moment and had drinks with him in the Crows nest late last night and we are having dinner with him tonight, a really nice guy and full of great stories. Docked in Vigo first thing this morning, it's a pleasant enough fishing town but nothing special. A day at sea tomorrow, then the Azores on Sunday......should start seeing warmer climates after that. Having a wonderful time ...
After a fairly bumpy crossing through the Bay of Biscay we arrived at Vigo this morning. Hopefully, I will be able to post this when we go ashore after breakfast. The weather is sunny and the temperature is about 15 degrees. We are not going on an official trip today, just exploring the town ourselves - I believe that there is a very good fish market here. We have been attempting to learn a little Spanish- our instructor has taught us how to order oysters and champagne -should the need ...
... early evening drinks in town squares where families come out to socialise. There are children everywhere, running around between the tables playing hide and seek or tag, riding scooters and balance bikes. Lots of three generation family groups, many many prams with very small babies and doting grandparents. Lots of dogs, which for the most part, are very well behaved. Everyone seems to know everyone else, lots of loud greeting and loud conversations. Lovely ...
... stone roads constructed by the Romans that had grooves worn into them from centuries of cart wheels running over them. I am struggling a bit with the hills, but love the downward trip & the flat areas. The day started to get warmer & the last 1/3 of the trip into Pontevedra was hot & arduous. I was dragging my feet. ...
Other places to stay in Portonovo
Paxarinas s/n, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $80
Playa de Canelas, Portonovo | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Cabicastro 16, Portonovo | 2 star hotelfrom $51
Playa de Canelinas, Portonovo | Hotelfrom $55
Calle Rafael Pico 42A , Portonovo | Hotelfrom $46